Deep in debt, Rebecca’s parents found themselves with little options. As both are uneducated, finding a steady stream of income was impossible. First, her father moved to a different country for labor work, but the money he sent home fell extremely short of the need. Her desperate mother decided to also move away for work. With no one to take care of Rebecca they implored the home leaders to take her in. After prayer, they decided it was the best option for Rebecca. She is now being loved on and deeply cared for by the leaders.
Living in a hut with no reliable income, Binanda’s parents were living in a very poor situation. For Binanda to be able to go to school and have the chance for a successful future, he needed a better place to live. In this situation, he came to one of our homes. He has been able to go to school, and is growing up to be healthy and capable. Binanda likes to play volleyball and enjoys going to church. He spends a lot of time studying his Bible and loves to worship Jesus.
Sushil is an example of using the pain of his past to better his community. He was just a young boy when his father died on the way to the hospital. It was a sudden and tragic event that left Sushil alone. His mother’s whereabouts were unknown, and Sushil was in a helpless situation. He found his way to one of our homes, and they have taken him in to give him a better future. Sushil enjoys the extra curricular activities at school, and he hopes to become a doctor. The remote village he is from barely has any doctors or healthcare, so he would like to help them in this way.
Nishani has been able to grow up at her kidstown home in Nepal for a number of years. She has been successful in her schooling, and is on her way to a hopeful future. It was not always so hopeful for Nishani though. Her father worked for daily wages that would never provide enough for his family. His wife was so sick that she could do nothing to help. In this difficult situation, they decided Nishani needed people who could provide her with food and the care necessary to survive. She has been able to receive that at her home.
Basanti was in quite a helpless and painful situation when she came to our home in Nepal. Her father had become paralyzed in both of his legs, leaving him unable to work. Basanti’s mother left her family in this time for another marriage. Basanti’s father was searching for someone to take care of his daughter when he found our home. The home welcomed Basanti in, and she has been able to grow up in a safe and healthy environment. She has done well in her schooling, and is on her way to becoming a nurse. She has a kind heart and wants to serve others.
Nita currently has dreams of becoming a nurse. But there was a time when Nita had no dreams. Her future was bleak. Her family could not even provide enough food to eat by their meager daily wages. Through a series of struggles and pains, Nita’s father died in 2011. After his death, Nita’s mother collected sand from the river to try and earn money. But it was not enough to feed Nita. Someone in her village referred her to one of our supported homes in Nepal. Nita was brought to the home by her mother with hopes of her survival. Nita found the care she needed to survive and succeed in life. She has been happy to grow up in this home, and her dreams are much closer.
During her young childhood, Anjali was in a very distant tribal village. She was abandoned by her mother at a young age, leaving her alone with her father. He would try to find work, but he was never able to have a regular job. Because of this, he could not provide for his daughter, and she was not able to go to school or eat regularly. So he brought Anjali to one of our supported homes. She is now thriving in a safe home. She is learning about God, and she is receiving an education. She will be able to have an opportunity for a brighter future.
In a remote mountain village, it was Ganzong’s father’s job to medically treat people with the plants available. When a patient passed away before he could arrive, the patient’s family murdered Ganzong’s father. This left him with a handicapped mother and little hope for a future. He was able to find the Grace Home where he is now living. Ganzong is going to school and learning to live in faith and joy. He enjoys playing cricket and hopes to join the army one day.
Abigail was born into a dangerous and poverty stricken area. When she was four years old, her father died. Abigail’s mother was unable to take care of her after this situation, so she requested that Abigail be brought into one of our children’s home. He was received by the home and was able to start school that year. She is now in her 10th grade and has grown significantly! Abigail does well in her studies and hopes to become a missionary. She has a strong personality and a serving heart. Abigail loves to read books and her Bible!
A responsible and driven young man, Stanculeanu was growing up in a remote village with no access to school. He was the oldest of 8 siblings, his family had no money, and there was little opportunity for Stan’s future. He was happy to come to one of our homes so that he can go to highschool and pursue his desire to be a car mechanic. He is loved by those at the home, and they believe he will be able to go as far as he wants. Stan enjoys playing the keyboard, and is keeping up with his grades.
When Samuel was brought to our home in Romania, he had experienced much brokenness and tragedy. After his mother abandoned the family, his father put him in the care of his grandmother. Samuel’s father re-married and moved out of the country, but when Samuel’s grandmother died, he had no one. After a few days of living with neighbors, he was brought to our home. He has been able to grow up in a safe and loving environment. He is friendly and like to help others. He has worked through a stutter, but he is learning and growing, now as an 18 year old.
Pavithra was brought to the Sarah Children’s Home in India by her grandmother, carrying the burden of a tragic past. Her first few years were spent with a father who was a violent drunk, never supporting his family the way that he should have. One day her father was in a heated argument with her mother, and strangled her to death. He was put in prison and Pavithra went to live with her grandmother. She tried her best to provide and support Pavithra, but it was never enough which is why it was decided that Pavithra should live at the children’s home. She is now receiving love and care. She is not only able to survive now, but also thrive.
Jozsef and five of his siblings came to live in their Romanian home in March of 2008. They were taken from their family due to the family’s dysfunction and poverty. The children were uneducated, neglected, and underfed. The youngest, who is 3 years old, only weighed about 20 pounds. The oldest child, who was supposed to be in the third grade couldn’t read or write. At the beginning they could not even say thanks or hello. Their behavior changed significantly since they have been at the orphanage and they are integrating better with the other children.
Nabin is from the Santali tribe, a very poor and discriminated-against Hindu tribe in the area. His family is very poor with his father trying to find work day by day. Because Nabin’s parents are not able to provide the proper care for their son, it was arranged for him to come and live our children’s home. Here he receives love, shelter, good food, an education, and hears the Gospel. Nabin is currently in school.
Subodip’s mother had to live in a different house so that she could find work after her husband abandoned them. Subodip was not living in a home or receiving any learning. It was because of this that he has come to live at one of our homes so that he may live in a safe and comfortable home, go to school, and be surrounded by people who will love him and give him what he needs. He will grow to be healthy and learn many things.
When Paran’s father abandoned the family, Paran was left under the care of his mother. She could not make ends meet, and was not able to support Paran and his survival. Because of this, he was brought to our home where he is now studying in school and learning about Jesus. We are hopeful for his future and for the growth that will happen in him. Paran is a special young man, and we are thankful that he is in a safe and loving environment.
Struggling with addictions, Manoj’s father is not able to hold a job and provide for his family. Manoj’s mother does her best to work, but because they are in a poor area, she does not make enough money for Manoj’s proper care. He was brought to our home, and he is now able to go to school and learn about Jesus for the first time. We are thankful that Manoj can be loved and supported, and we hope to see him grow and become a healthy young man.
At 20 years old, Manish is currently spending his time being a big brother at the home he lives at. He is an amazing musician and is interested in learning vocals as well. He has been teaching other kids to play different instruments and helps out around the house. His father is an alcoholic who does not work to support the family, and his mother is not able to make enough money either. So Manish is living at the home to be supported and encouraged in a loving household.
Without even a chance for a real family, Zsolt was abandoned by his mother in the hospital after his birth. Zsolt was placed in a number of foster care homes, but none of them were stable enough to keep him in their lives for long. After being placed in various families, Zsolt was connected one of our supported children’s homes. He has now been able to grow up in a stable and loving home. He has been able to go to school, and he is receiving the proper and full care that he needs in his life. In his free time Zsolt enjoys riding a bike, swimming, reading, doing puzzles, drawing, or writing letters.
While Souvik’s mother was receiving treatment for the HIV virus, she was unable to care for Souvik. With no one else around to step in, Souvik needed to come to one of our homes so that he would be able to be cared for. He has been able to go to school and is maturing. He does well at school and likes to dance, participate in drama, and to paint. We are hopeful for Souvik’s future, and we will remain supportive of his growth and success.
Sujata is a sweet girl who comes from a life of struggle. Her mother was working as a tea factory laborer, trying to provide for her daughter as well as her mother. She has become ill with HIV and other infections and is at high risk for human trafficking. She requested that Sujata be allowed to live at the home. Sujata was received with open arms and is now being provided with food, shelter, and education. It can be hard for her to open up with other children, but with love and support, she will be able to have a successful future and find the joy that she deserves.
Not much is known about Pinky’s past, or her family. But we know that, although Pinky is HIV positive, she is a friendly girl. She has obviously been through a lot in her life. She is a very quiet girl, and we know that her past has made an impression on her. The home leaders are trying to bring her out of her past and lead her to a hopeful future. She is going to school and is active in all of the activities at the home. It may take some time for Pinky to heal from her past, but we know that she is being well cared for and supported. She loves to dance, sing, and play music.
Monika is a strong young woman that has seen too much tragedy already. Her parents separated after her mother was diagnosed with HIV. Although her mother was admitted to a hospital, she was eventually put on hospice and soon died under the weight of the disease. Monika’s father also died around the same time leaving her alone with her younger brother. She takes care of her brother, but by being at the home she is able to be taken care of by the leaders and she is able to go to school. She is learning how to find happiness and is receiving the support and consistency she was denied of for so long. Monika is studying hard to learn a new language.
With an unemployed father, Peninah was living a very poverty stricken and unstable life. Because there was little hope for her, she moved into one of our homes. Now that she has been living there, she is learning to be loved and cared for properly. She is learning about Jesus and is studying well in school. She currently hopes to become a teacher one day! Peninah enjoys playing soccer, and she is finding joy in her life at the home.
Sabir’s parents were desperately struggling to provide for Sabir and for their needs. There was not much hope for Sabir’s survival and future, so they brought him to one of our homes. Now that he lives in a supported home, he is learning about Jesus and finding his needs are met. He is going to school and is doing well there. He is a very talented young man who hopes to become a police inspector one day. Sabir enjoys listening to music and playing games. He has a bright future ahead of him.
Upasna’s world was turned upside down when the tea plantation in her village was shut down. Many people died from starvation and lack of nutrition. Her father left to find work, but was eventually lost. Worried about her daughter’s survival, Upasna’s mother brought her daughter to the Grace Home. She will now not only be able to live, but will go to school and receive the love and care of a supportive family.
Raj grew up in a village that was a tea plantation. It was closed down though, and many of the locals died from malnutrition and starvation. Raj’s mother was not able to work, and his father went to work for a fishing company and would send money to his family until he possibly was lost at sea. Raj needed a place to receive education and adequate care, so he now lives at the local home.
Ankita comes from a single-parent family. Her mom works hard to provide for her six children, but is unable to earn enough to feed and educate them all. Ankita needed to drop out of school because of this. Their family lived in a slum area near Delhi, India. Ankita’s older brother kept bad company, and after drinking, would come home and beat his sisters. A church worker that worked in the slums became aware of the situation and recommended that Ankita be admitted to one of our homes. Ankita is growing in a stable and loving home, finding healing for her heart.
Amy was brought to the home by her parents. Both her mother and her father are alive, but they are very poor and unable to provide the basic needs for her. They lived in a very poor village. They wanted their daughter to attend school and could not afford it. They could not even afford to provide the most basic of needs. She is happy to be at the home where she will receive an education and stability. She loves to sing and dance!
Peter actually has both parents. His dad is blind however, and his mom is very poor. Often in these situations women will only make about $1 a day, barely enough to support themselves, much less their children. It is from this context that Peter was brought to live at the Channan House of Hope. Here he is loved and cared for, his needs are met, he is educated, and he hears about a God who loves him.
Amosh is from Eastern Nepal. His parents are Christians who love to preach the Gospel, but they are labor workers who don’t have much. They have a temporary house in a river bank, but they wanted more for their children. They enrolled them into the Haamro Ghar Children’s Home where they are able to have sufficient care and education. All of his needs are met here, and he is able to grow and thrive. He loves football and dancing!
Sourav was brought to one of our homes by his elderly grandmother. She was given care of him after both of his parents abandoned him. He grew up in a small village that had heard very little of Jesus. After seeing every one in his family leave him, Sourav was introduced to a God that would never leave him, and a family that would stand by him through the test of time. He is now going to school and is learning to be successful and to live with hope and joy. We are thankful that he was brought to our home to find the healing that he needed.
Bhagabat was living in deep poverty as his mother scrounged for work as the sole provider for her son. Bhagabat’s father had died, and they were living in a very difficult situation. Through these events, Bhagabat was brought to our home to grow up. He is being raised with care and with love. He has the opportunity to go to school and to learn about Jesus. He will grow up to be a wonderful young man under the care of the leaders. There is a lot of hope for Bhagabat.
After Rohim’s father died, his mother began working as hard as she could. It was very difficult for her to find any work, and because they lived in an impoverished area, Rohim was not receiving the care and support that he needed. It was arranged for him to live at one of our homes so that he would receive love, care, and to be able to go to school. He is learning about Jesus and is growing into a responsible and caring young man.
Harish’s parents were scraping the dust to be able to make money for their son. His father suffered from an ongoing illness, and although his mother did her best, their was little hope for their son. So, he was brought to our home so that he would find the care that he needed to be healthy. He is going to school and is learning about Jesus. Harish is now in a supportive and safe environment that he can grow securely in.
Nagaraj was being supported completely by his mother who barely made an income. His father had lost interest in the family, leaving them to fend for themselves in an unforgiving world. Nagaraj was welcomed into our home so that he would be able to be well cared for and to go to school. He is learning about Jesus and is in a safe place to grow and heal from his past.
After his parents divorce from a disorganized family, Benjamin went to live with his mother. She remarried, but unfortunately, Benjamin’s step-father died, leaving him and his mother homeless and desperate. Benjamin was failing in school, but he was found by one of our homes and was brought in to live with them. He is continuing his education and has found a passion for wrestling. He is connected with the other boys at the home, and although he is struggling in school, the home is supporting him and encouraging him to do his best and push towards success.
Siddi’s life was completely changed when her father was killed in a road accident. This tragedy left her mother shattered and unresponsive. Siddi was left with the responsibility of the household, but being only a young girl, she received no education and was not being cared for. After living in an unstable and challenging hostel for a short time, she requested to live at a safer and nurturing home. She was able to be connected and welcomed into our home where she is now living. Siddi will be able to pursue her dreams and grow in all of her strengths. She is a special young girl with many possibilities.
Suffering from mental and health issues, Abhikumari’s mother could not raise her two daughters on her own. Her husband lives an unfaithful and drunken life with no care for his family. Uncomfortably living in a shack located in a poor village, their living standards were very low. If Abhikumari was going to be raised in a safe and healthy environment, it was important for her to live in a children’s home. She is now receiving proper care and will be going to school. Abhikumari has come from a broken and painful past, but we are confident that her future has the potential for healing and success.
Amidst a complicated and tragic family situation, Jagadeesh was lost of the care he needed. After his father died, his mother remarried. Her new husband had no interest in taking care of Jagadeesh. Due to a poor financial state, and no support within the home, Jagadeesh was brought to one of our homes. He is now getting the education he needed and the love and support of a family who cares about him. Jagadeesh is in a safe and healthy environment now.
After Manu’s father died, his mother walked out of his life to be with another man. Manu was 16 years old when this happened, and he knew he needed to continue going to school, but he now had no way. He came to our home and is now going to vocational school for car mechanics. He has a chance at life and a good future now. Manu enjoys sports and working. We are thankful that he now has the support and foundation to heal and grow from. Manu is a special young man with a bright future ahead of him.
After his parents divorced, Sonam’s world was turned upside down. He was left with his father who quickly remarried. This new wife made sure to make Sonam feel unwanted. Sonam’s father travelled a lot for work. This young boy was neglected, and uneducated. When Sonam finally made his way to one of our supported homes, he had never been to school, and he was desperate for love and acceptance. He is receiving special help with his schooling, and he is being well cared for by the leaders and others at the home. Sonam has far to go in his life.
There were some serious concerns for Sima’s survival when she was brought to our home. She has been battling the HIV virus with little money, and little help. Her father, who also suffers from the disease, was not able to pick up the necessary medicine on a regular basis. Living in a remote village with hardly and money for living, it was a painful and dangerous lifestyle for Sima. She has been suffering greatly from the disease and has not been able to receive the proper care that she needs. Our home has decided to support Sima and give her the care that will save her life and help her to become a healthy young girl. They are determined to provide Sima with all of her needs and to help her grow in every way.
Vahneichong is a bright young girl, but she has seen tragedy and pain fill her life. Her father was murdered during a militant and ethnic disagreement. Her mother was left without any income or way to educate her children. She was not able to support or pay for any of Vahneichong’s needs. When she heard about one of our supported homes, she requested that Vahneichong be accepted into the home. She is now living in one of our homes, and is on track to go to school and have a future of healing and hope.
During an encounter between Indian Army and an extremist group, Seigoumang’s father who was a farmer in the area, was shot and killed. Seigoumang’s family was devastated over this loss. His mother was unable to provide for her children. Seigoumang was no longer able to go to school, and there was little hope for his success. He was connected to one of our supported homes, and they agreed to bring him into their home. He is now able to receive the care that he needs for his life, and he will be able to go to school. Seigoumang is thankful to be in a new home where he has hope for his future, and is being accepted.
Muanthianlal comes from a large family. They had a small income, and lived in a small village. His father was a farmer, and one day, while cultivating his crops, he got caught in rapid waters on his way down the river. The water was too strong for him, and he lost his life. He left his family with broken hearts and no one to provide. Muanthinalal’s mother struggled to find enough work. She was not able to provide good food, clothes, shelter, or education for her children. She contacted one of our supported homes about taking Muanthianlal in, as she could not care for him properly. He is now a part of our home, and is finding joy in their care.
When she was only a small child, Anjali witnessed her father abandoning his family. Her mother had no where to go, and so she left Anjali with her grandmother. Years later now, her grandmother is too old to care for Anjali, and so she brought her to one of our children’s homes in India. Anjali is now being loved by a family. She is receiving support and care so that she can learn what her value is and have hope for a bright future. Anjali is going to do great things, and we will be beside her for all of it.
With no information on his parents, Sahil and his sister were living under the care of their aunt for many years. That is until their aunt got married and moved away, leaving the children with no one to care for them. This is when Sahil and his sister were brought to one of our supported homes. Sahil has been brought from a very difficult situation into a home that will love him and support him. Sahil is able to go to school now and learn about Jesus. He loves to play with his friends and loves his toys and sweets.
Ravali’s dad is a daily wage laborer and as such earned little to support his family of five. During a hot spell in the summer of 2012 his wife developed viral fever, which then turned out to be a mixture of typhoid and malaria. She soon died. The dad remarried another woman, but she does not treat his three children well. So, it was arranged for Ravali, his only daughter, to come and live in the Sarah Children Home, a Christian orphanage in SE India. Here she is loved and cared for, and has found a new family. She goes to school, and hears daily about a God who loves her and has great plans for her life.
Nuthaki’s father was an alcoholic and HIV patient. His lungs and liver were completely destroyed. His death was evident. Mother is a daily wage worker who did not earn much. When Nuthaki came into Sarah Home, she was shocked and scared, unable to trust anyone. Nuthaki was unwanted in her family, as she was a female. She was also often beaten in her home. She was terrified to live in her home. She was brought to the Sarah Home by her mother. She now attends school and is healthy. She has overcome so much, and continues to grow. She is being poured into by the leaders who love her and support her.
To grow up with no place to call home, and parents who have a very small income, there were many challenges for Rabin. Knowing how vital it is for Rabin to go to school and have a home to live in, his parents brought him to live at one of our supported homes. He will be able to receive an education, and have a home to call his own. He is able to learn about Jesus for the first time and be surrounded by people who will love and support him. He is going to be able to hope and dream for his future.
Shiba has spent his life so far living in a situation of struggles and challenges. With no faith, his parents have failed to find success and security. Growing up with little to no provision, Shiba has seen a very difficult side to life. This young child was in need of a family that could give him an education and supply the necessities of life, such as sufficient meals, a family that supports and encourages him, and a safe place to dream and hope for a brighter future.
After Nimrod’s father died, his mother did her best to support her son for the next couple of years, but she continued to digress, and was desperate for her son to have a better chance at life. She was worried about his emotional and physical health as she could not provide for his needs. One of our homes in Romania was available to accept Nimrod into their home. Nimrod’s mother was thankful that he could receive education and learn about Jesus. Nimrod is in a safe environment and will be well taken care of.
For a young child, Mandira was not able to receive the level of care she needed from her family. Her mother lives in a mental health home, struggling as a patient. Mandira’s father is a missionary and does not make very much money. In order to receive the care that she needs, Mandira now lives at one of our supported homes. She likes to dance and be on the praise and worship team. At one point, Mandira suffered from TB, but she was able to get the treatment she needed and is doing alright now. She is able to go to school and live in a steady environment.
Prajwal had no one to provide for him. Both of his parents remarried and left without looking back. Prajwal went under the care of his grandma. Being very old and often very sick, she could not earn much money. She tried her best to work, but it was not enough to provide even food for Prajwal. He was brought under the care of one of our supported children’s homes and he is now provided with meals and support. He is able to go to school and his favorite subjects are math and science. He also likes to play with toy cars and eat sweets. He says that he would like to become a pastor one day.
Rohit’s parents are dedicated to sharing the Gospel. They are in full time ministry and are often gone to remote places where people have never heard the name of Jesus. Because they are not able to care for their son at this time, Rohit lives at one of our supported children’s homes. They have allowed Rohit to live with them so that he can go to school and live in a steady home where he receives the care that he needs. Rohit loves music and wants to be a praise and worship leader in the future. He wants to help his parents in their ministry.
Priyanka’s parents both died of tuberculosis. She and her sister lived for a while with their aunt, however it was not possible to continue living there because the aunt could not afford to care for her two nieces plus her own three children. In addition, they lived in a slum area that has a high concentration of toxic waste. So, the aunt requested that her nieces be admitted to the Karuna Children Home, a Christian orphanage dedicated to bringing help, hope, and the Gospel to slum-dwelling kids. Here the girls receive love, care, stability, an education, and they hear about Jesus.
Vikram found himself alone in this world, lost for any care from his family. His father tried to provide for him after Vikram’s mother died, but no matter what he did, it was never enough. He was never able to look after Vikram or feed him. Vikram was in a difficult place in life so he was brought to one of our homes to find education and care. He will be looked after and receive love and support.
Axa is a talkative, friendly, and sincere young girl. Her father was an alcoholic and abandoned the family. Axa is now in school and is very competitive. She always wants to be first, but she is also famous for her special smile. Axa is always found to be happy and eager to learn new things. She is full of questions and curiosity. Axa is able to receive love and support at the home. She is surrounded by people who love her and will always be there for her.
This young man’s father is handicapped and is unable to support his family. Although his mother works very hard to provide for her three children, she is not able to adequately care for them or have them educated. He was taken to the home to receive education and a better life. Here he receives love and support and all of his needs are met.
Cristian is 18 years old. He has had a troubled past. He came from a home with severe poverty. He came to the home after being arrested for theft and being placed in child protective services. The services brought him to the home because they knew it was a good place for him to recover from his rough past. He has not had any problems at the home and is trying very hard at becoming a healthy young man. He loves attending school and being social with the other children in the home.
Lipa has both parents, but due to extreme poverty they are unable to properly care for him. Therefore, it was arranged for him to come and live in the local home. Here he will receive love, care, stability, his needs will be met, he will receive an education, and he will hear the Gospel. He is in school and loves learning!
Simran and her brother come from a very broken family. Their dad is an alcoholic and would often beat his wife and kids. Once his wife suffered a severe head injury due to one such beating. Subsequently she lost her mental equilibrium and was admitted to a mental asylum. The dad dropped his kids off with their grandmother and took off with another woman. The grandma tried to care for the kids by doing odd jobs, but she is old and weak and could not sustain the load. Therefore she requested that they be allowed to live in the local Children Home, a Christian orphanage dedicated to bringing help, hope, and the Gospel to slum-dwelling kids.
Manuel is the middle child of 3 brothers. His parents used to work at a small business where they were given a room for the family to live in. However, when the business closed, the family also had to leave. They had nowhere to go. Manuel’s father left his mother and the three boys. His mother was not able to take care of her sons, so she asked the Romanian Child Protection Services for help. They in turn brought the boys to the Casa Dorca. Here they receive love and care, their needs are met, they have the opportunity to go to school and they hear about a God who loves them and who will not abandon them. Manuel’s parents seem to have some mental disabilities and these appear to have carried over to their sons. Manuel has integrated well at the Casa Dorca, however, is trying to adjust to his new life at the orphanage.